After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
A small village off the mainland is about to receive a huge winter storm. It won't be just another storm for them. A strange visitor named Andre Linoge comes to the small village and gives ... See full summary »
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When a government-run lab accidentally lets loose a deadly virus, most of the population of the world is wiped out. Survivors begin having dreams about two figures: a mystical old woman, or a foreboding, scary man. As the story tracks various people, we begin to realize that the two figures exemplify basic forces of good and evil, and the stage is set for a final confrontation between the representatives of each. Written by
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Gary Sinise and Ray Walston previously appeared together in Of Mice and Men (1992), and their characters in each share some parallels. Stu Redman (Sinise) travels back home with the mentally retarded Tom Cullen. George Milton (Sinise again) also travels with the mentally retarded Lenny. Crooks (Walston) has a sentimental attachment to his dog, just as Glen has an attachment to the dog Kojak. See more »
When Tom Cullen says, "M-O-O-N! That spells 'deaf and dumb'!", he adds an extra "O". See more »
Great job adapting a really long and complex book. The characters are often very good (Bill Fagerbakke as Tom Cullen and Ray Walston as Glen Bateman, for example), and the storyline follows along that of the book. Of course, there are some things left out or changed, but that was needed to make the movie only 8 hours.
This is classic Stephen King, minus a lot of the gore that sometimes he's known for. It's the perpetual fight between good and evil. It was great to watch the story of one of my favorite books. Most of the characters bring such passion and reality to the story.
As a side note, I would recommend reading the prologue in Stephen King's newest edition of The Stand where he talks about making the movie.
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